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2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke Review
2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke
The YZ85 is the mini racer of choice for future champions.
The 2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke is ready to race right out of the crate with features like a super potent 84.7cc, crankcase reed-valve 2-stroke engine, a rigid single backbone frame and adjustable suspension. Join the “Blue Team” and get ready to fill your trophy case.
Hard core mini racer.
The 2013 YZ85 is ready to race and features a high performance, 2-stroke engine for instant power and legendary Yamaha durability. Plus, YZ 2-strokes are easier and cost less to maintain!
Fast, cool and tough. Serious mini racers choose the YZ85.
With its compact 84.7cc engine coupled to a 6 speed transmission and adjustable suspension front and rear, the YZ85 is more than capable of bringing the hardware home. Not to mention the sharp styling of the smallest YZ stands out in a crowd. Just like all the YZ’s we build, the YZ85 comes standard with Yamaha’s famous quality and dependability, a key part of a championship winning season.
2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke Key Features
Proven 84.7cc 2-stroke power
Smooth shifting 6 speed transmission
Adjustable suspension F&R
Liquid-cooled, 85cc crankcase reed-valve-inducted six-speed is light, compact, and designed to deliver hard-hitting, moto-winning power throughout the rpm range.
Ultra-rigid, single-backbone, semi-double-cradle frame is lightweight and strong for sharp handling.
Fully adjustable suspension allows a broad adjustment range to suit everybody from rank novice to mini expert.
Owning a Yamaha 2-stroke is less expensive to maintain.
2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke Features and Benefits
•Lightweight, compact, 84.7cc, liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve inducted, 2-stroke single.
•Crankcase reed valve induction and 28mm Keihin flat-slide carburetor ensures seamless throttle response across the powerband.
•Lightweight, forged piston means less reciprocal mass and less friction for a faster revving engine with excellent durability.
•CD ignition system provides a hot, precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for quicker, stronger response during hard acceleration and smooth, positive shifting. This is a maintenance-free system.
•Smooth-shifting, 6-speed transmission with involute splines on main and drive shafts are mated to a heavy-duty, multi-plate clutch delivering maximum hook-up for outstanding acceleration and smooth, positive shifting.
•Clutch cover features a quick remove sub-cover for fast, easy clutch access.
•Lightweight radiator with large size cores and computer-designed louvers provides maximum cooling efficiency.
•Washable, dual-stage, foam filter ensures great air filtering performance and easy, economical maintenance.
•Lightweight exhaust system is specially designed to create a broad powerband with strong low-end punch. The aluminium silencer is re-packable to maintain optimum performance and reduced noise levels.
•Rigid, semi-double cradle, single backbone, steel frame is ultra-lightweight and incredibly strong providing minimal flex for razor-sharp moto-wining handling
•Detachable rear subframe allows easy access for suspension maintenance
•Lightweight box-section aluminium swingarm provides excellent rigidity for awesome rear wheel control and traction.
•Lightweight, adjustable 36mm inverted Kayaba cartridge fork provides 275mm (10.8″) of wheel travel and adjusts for compression and rebound damping. Adjustments include: 20 clicks of both compression and rebound damping. Their construction offers YZ125/250 type valving and low-friction seals to ensure a smooth, compliant stroke for superior suspension performance and handling. Optional fork springs are available through Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories.
•Monocross link rear suspension features a fully adjustable Kayaba piggyback shock providing 282mm (11.1″) of wheel travel. The piggyback design helps to keep the shock cool during a long moto to provide fade resistant damping and consistent performance. Adjustments include spring preload, 20 clicks of compression and 20 clicks of rebound damping. Optional shock springs are available through Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories.
•220mm front disc with twin piston caliper and stainless steel rotor deliver strong stopping power with excellent control and great feedback.
•”Shorty style” adjustable front brake lever can be tailored to fit various hand sizes.
•190mm stainless steel rear disc brake is squeezed by a single piston caliper. The caliper is protected by a rugged plastic protector.
•Lightweight 17″ front and 14″ rear DID rims provide excellent durability and help reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance.
Additional Features :
•Slim line body design and flat seat provide excellent freedom of movement for the rider. The seat features a pebble finish type seat cover.
•Sealed tapered steering head bearings for durability.
•Serrated rear brake pedal and folding shift lever tip provide superb grip and excellent durability.
•Wide, cast-alloy footpegs are serrated to provide superb comfort, grip and ground clearance.
•Stainless steel inner clutch cable ensures longer life and smooth operation
•Rubber boots on clutch and brake levers help reduce dirt, mud, and water entry for improved durability.
•Convenient lifting holes in side cover.
•Rugged chain guide helps prevent chain from de-railing and also protects the rear sprocket.
•YZ85 large wheel kit (19″/17″) is available through Yamaha Genuine Parts & Accessories.
•E10 friendly fuel system components
2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3,990 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from August 2012
Type 85cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Bore x Stroke 47.5 x 47.8mm
Compression Ratio 8.2:1
Fuel Delivery Keihin® PWK 28
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain Drive
Suspension / Front Inverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.8-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; fully adjustable, 11.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic single disc brake, 220mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic single disc brake, 190mm
Tires / Front 70/100-17
Tires / Rear 90/100-14
Length 71.7 in
Width 29.8 in
Height 45.7 in
Seat Height 34.0 in
Wheelbase 49.5 in
Ground Clearance 13.8 in
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal
Wet Weight*** 157 lb
Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation.
**Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road
conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.
***Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel.
2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $3,999 CDN
Engine 2-stroke, liquid-cooled,crankcase reed-valve,single
Bore and Stroke 47.5 x 47.8mm
Compression Ratio 8.2:1
Fuel Delivery Keihin PWK28
Ignition / Starting CDI / Kick
Final Drive Chain
Suspension (Front) Adjustable 36mm inverted fork / 275mm (10.8″) travel
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable link Monocross / 282mm (11.1″) travel
Brakes (Front) 220mm disc
Brakes (Rear) 190mm disc
Tires (Front) 70/100-17
Tires (Rear) 90/100-14
Length 1,818mm (71.6″)
Width 758mm (29.8″)
Height 1,161mm (45.7″)
Wheelbase 1,255mm (49.4″)
Ground Clearance 351mm (13.8″)
Seat Height 864mm (34″)
Fuel Capacity 5 litres (1.1 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 71kg (157 lb)
Colour(s) Yamaha Blue
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ See dealer for Pricing.
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2013 Yamaha YZ85 2-Stroke – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: $TBA AUD
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Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.